Truly Julie covering the American Idol Season 12 Finale for NYC and LA!It’s happening!!!! IT-SUH-HAPPENING!!! (Cue “Bridesmaids” humor) After months of campaigning on Good Day LA for an interview with Psy…I finally got the chance at the American Idol Season 12 finale (will post clip soon). The Korean superstar seemed a bit tired (after all he’s been going non-stop since his YouTube Gangnam Style meteoric rise)…but a “Gentleman” nonetheless. And I had the pleasure of meeting two very grounded, humble, power house vocals…Kree Harrison and new Idol winner Candice Glover. Honestly…they are such great role models. In this day of Teen Mom and other reality stars…it’s an honor to meet two rising stars who have overcome so many challenges. Kree is such a ray of sunshine…that you’d never think she lost both of her parents when she was just a teenager. And Candice…love her perseverance of trying out 3 times before winning! Say what you want to about American Idol…but truth be told, it’s the only talent show that pumps out album selling stars. I hope to hear these ladies on the radio soon! I had the pleasure (and serious sleep deprivation) of covering for both NYC and LA this year. Can I just say…THANK YOU for all the amazing feedback via Twitter/Facebook/Instagram?! I’m still blown away. To my loyal NYC peeps…my deepest gratitude! And to my relatively new LA peeps…so grateful for the warm welcome. Now many of you reached out to me regarding fashion deets, so here it goes, from left to right: David Meister dress, Zara Shoes, H&M earrings, Burberry Prorsum sequins cardigan, Abercrombie jeans (they’re 15 years old!), Vintage belt, Pour La Victoire shoes, Rag & Bone pink blazer, H&M cami, Asos leather skirt, Badichi custom belt (I made it in the store!), Christian Louboutin boots, Chanel earrings.
My hair moves (no hairspray helmet!). My hemline…99% of the time above the knees. My shoes…none would be described as “pumps”. I have and will never wear nude hosiery. Yeah…my “look” is not that of your usual newsperson. I’ve always reveled in dressing in a way that expresses my colorful personality…and with that…sometimes I get the raised eyebrows and blank stares of “what the heck are you wearing”…and luckily…more often than not… lots of virtual high-fives on going against the grain. And no…I do not have a stylist. Though…my designer sister Grace Sun has always been my fashion “whisperer”. I’ve been asked time and time again to blog about what I wore and which outfits I adore…so here we go!This futuristic outfit is one of my favs. Fashion front: Helmet Lang Jacket (the high neck and tuxedo tail on this coat are genius), Grace Sun beanie (it’s cashmere so it feels divine and it slouches perfectly. Plus, never leaves a hair dent), Min-K dress (it’s wool so super warm), Rag & Bone leather leggings (I live in these the minute the temperatures dip below 30), Christian Louboutin boots (one of the best boots purchases ever! I got them at a consignment store so I didn’t pay the usual ridiculous Louboutin price. Plus it’s a wedge, so super comf). Photo credit goes to my sister Grace Sun…who took a slew of pictures of me for her own fashion project. My style sophistication pales in comparison to Grace…and the fashion portion of my blog certainly can’t put a dent in her high-fashion blog MamaisHaute.com…so if you’re more advanced…check out her site:) Expect to see more of Grace’s lens work in upcoming Truly Julie Fashion Front posts. As RuPaul would say Sashay Shante!
Truly Julie handling the most famous & expensive shoes in the world: Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from Wizard of Oz! There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home! So…for the right price…you could take the original ruby slippers from the 1939 classic Wizard of Oz home with you. The size 5B dazzler…worn by Judy Garland at age 15 during the famous heel clicking scene…is going up for auction on December 16th. There were four pairs of ruby slippers used throughout the movie…but this one is in the most mint condition; and it’s the only one up for sale. One pair resides with a private collector. Another sits at The Smithsonian. And sadly, one pair was stolen at the Judy Garland Museum in Minnesota. The Smithsonian pair is actually mismatched with the shoes that got stolen…and I’m told the private collector slippers are a bit worn down because they were the pair used for dancing. I have to tell you…these slippers really are magic. To the naked eye…they looked pinkish…but on-camera…crimson! These slippers have had a schedule like Lady Gaga in the past few weeks…touring from Beverly Hills to London to New York…looking for a buyer. Bidding is expected to start around $2-$3 million…and my guess is…it will sell for $5 million plus (the same auction house sold the subway Marilyn Monroe dress for $4.6 million). This sequin stunner is available for viewing on Dec 8 & 9th at the upscale NYC jewelry store Solange Azagury-Partridge on the Upper East Side. And…um…if you’re stumped on what to get me for the holidays…contact the lovely folks at Profiles in History for my ultimate dream shoes:) But if you’re more of a window shopper….watch this clip…and please don’t blame me for trying to steal the pair. Everyone needs a retirement plan…and just think…I can look good while kicking back, too! (I’d have to cut off my toes to fit into a size 5B…but who cares!)